During my teenage years around the mid to late 70’s I was told to feather my hair since it was the style of the time. However as time passed into my college years, dying my hair blond became the norm and soon after college with a good job, twice a month I paid over $100.00 a visit usually twice a month or more for coloring … Continue reading “Original.”


Luxury? During my adult life, luxuries are unique slices of life I passed up for whatever reasons or another. Mostly, because of children, you know they are supposed to come first. 🙂 But, before becoming an empty nester, I enjoyed a unique birthday gift, from my children my first manicure and pedicure. I refused the manicure, at the time, I thought it was a bit … Continue reading “Luxury”

“Sorry, I’m Busy”

Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone… but didn’t. Sorry, I’m busy, is the phrase, I have used for myself, as I learned to take time for me. After many years of giving of myself to family, friends, community and my country, I have learned or should I say discovered, it is alright to be a little selfish for thyself. I … Continue reading “Sorry, I’m Busy”

No Time to Waste

(Daily Prompt) Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion. Life is too short to worry, or stress one self when you cannot physically change something immediately. Patience, perseverance, determination and resolve, are key words to recall during one’s life time. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/no-time-to-waste/ Continue reading No Time to Waste

The Spices of Success

(Daily Prompt) If “failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” (Truman Capote), how spicy do you like your success stories? Success stories are a dime a dozen in fiction and in life. The thought of the under-dog battling against all odds is a time-honored belief dating back to David and Goliath. Now in present day, failure is always thought of when anyone person or … Continue reading The Spices of Success

Pick Your Portion

Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status? Now, as I read todays prompt, I was taken in by Captain Picard reference of Earl Gray tea. I’m a Star Trek; Next Generation fan and I like some many other fans want to discover the taste of … Continue reading Pick Your Portion

New Wrinkles; how dose this development change my life?

  If I wake with my heart is pumping, my eyes are open to see the mirror of my wrinkles, I would first recognize the lack of hair on my bald head before the wrinkles. I recall stopping for a drink at my local convince store/(7-11), and when the business had monitors installed that allowed you to view yourself while you stood in line to … Continue reading New Wrinkles; how dose this development change my life?

Motorcycle riding false assumptions?

Forty five years ago as a teenager and young adult, I imagined riding a motorcycle in the summer time along a two lane rural road, passing picturesque pastures and farms wearing a pair of sun glasses, T-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, and or flip flops. Thirty years ago, I obtained a motorcycle manual from my local DMV and read through the book in preparations to take … Continue reading Motorcycle riding false assumptions?

Unlikely Food Pairing

Bacon and chocolate, caramel and cheddar… Is there an unorthodox food pairing you really enjoy? Share with us the weirdest combo you’re willing to admit that you like — and how you discovered it.Sharing is caring. via Unlikely Pairing. The most unlikely food pairing I believe would be baked fresh seafood on a bed of hominy grits and a milk shake, Continue reading Unlikely Food Pairing

Retirement and my big brother

I was recently talking with family members who gathered for a family reunion, and I recognized that I and a female cousin are the only immediate family members of our generation who have retired to enjoy hobbies and activities at our leisure. I thought of my now deceased parents who retired but never took advantage to live out their dreams and desires. When my mother … Continue reading Retirement and my big brother

Myths, Facts and Reminders

Originally posted on Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness:
  “Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” ~ D. L. Moody Retirement myths; they abound. As people plan for and approach life’s Third Act, many think they’ll be spending more time with family and friends.… Continue reading Myths, Facts and Reminders

Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness

I recall as a child hearing my father, mother, family members and their friends talk about how growing up they had it so hard as opposed to how easy my brother and sisters had it during the 60’s and 70’s. One tale I heard is of how my dad slopped hogs, fed chickens, used an out house, and walked to school eight to ten miles … Continue reading Changing Times; Student Loan Forgiveness

Retirement what to do?

I have encountered lots of retirees, and I recognized many people cannot decide what to do in their retirement lifestyle. Most people fall into two categories, some with lots of ideas and not enough time to complete their dreams and desires, and others who don’t know at all. I believe the last group is overwhelmed with the enormous possibilities of what to do. Retirement is … Continue reading Retirement what to do?

Healthier in Retirement

When I retired in my early 50’s, I moved to southwest Florida for the warm weather during the winter and the many outdoor activities. Once I settled in, I immediately noticed seniors in groups of two, three, and four or more running, walking and bicycling throughout the day, and they were not moving at a leisurely stroll. Most were in a full on cardio sweat, no … Continue reading Healthier in Retirement